2018-02-14 23:27:12 UTC
Florida shooting: 'horrific situation' as multiple fatalities confirmed
at high school
'At least' 14 victims reported at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school
Emergency helicopters are hovering overhead, and dozens of police squad
cars are blocking the road outside Stoneman Douglas high school.
Family members have congregated underneath an archway beside the school,
anxiously waiting for their children who remained inside.
By Wednesday evening, the Swat operation to clear the high school, which
enrolls close to 3,000 pupils, was still ongoing.
A 15 year-old student who did not want to be named told the Guardian he
had been in the same building where the gunman opened fire.
"I heard three gunshots," the student said. "And then some more down the
corridor. We shut our classroom door and stood to the side of it so we
wouldn't be seen. Twenty minutes later, the police broke in through the
"I was terrified," the student added.